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February 25th, 2012

Derwood Zant

February 25, 2012

Derwood Zant, 96, of Greenwood, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at his residence. The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial with military honors will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

February 24th

Rumor dispelled over voter cards

February 24, 2012

Local election officials say recent rumors that millions of Texans are having their voter registration invalidated because of ongoing litigation surrounding redistricting in the Lone Star State aren't true.

According to Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, a whirlwind of rumors — mostly in the form of e-mails — have been brought to her attention claiming voters are having their registration status invalidated.

Go Red: Doctors focus on No. 1 killer, heart disease

February 24, 2012

Heart health was the focus Thursday afternoon at the Go Red event and luncheon, sponsored by Scenic Mountain Medical Center's Healthy Woman program.

Doctors Rudy and Chris Haddad were guest speakers and focused on bringing attention to the No. 1 killer of women.

According to American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading killer of women and is the cause of one in three deaths each year.

“Since 1984, more women than men have died from cardiovascular disease,” Dr. Rudy Haddad said. “African Americans are at a higher risk as are Latinos than Caucasian.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 24, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• TAMMY CUSTER NEWELL, 54, of 1012 Bluebonnet, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• BROOKELYNN PAIGE COKER, 19, of 208 Moore Rd., was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear (two counts) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• JOSEPH RAY OLIVAS, 21, of 3911 Rice, was arrested Thursday on warrants for assault by contact, defective stop lamp and failure to appear.

Ruby Phillips

February 24, 2012

Ruby Phillips, 87, of Garland, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Baylor Medical Center at Garland. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Westbrook Cemetery with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.

She was born July 12, 1924, in Mitchell County, Texas. She was a homemaker and had worked at Texas Instruments in Dallas. She had lived in Garland since 1965. She was a Baptist.

Paula S. Lafler

February 24, 2012

Paula S. Lafler, 61, of Big Spring, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Derwood Zant

February 24, 2012

Derwood Zant, 96, of Greenwood, formerly of Big Spring died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Howard women halt losing streak with win over South Plains

February 24, 2012

After being pushed around for most of the second half of their game against South Plains, the Howard College women's basketball team decided it was time to start pushing back.

The Hawks shook off a recent history of second half collapses and halted a three-game losing streak at the same time, dominating the final minutes en route to a 57-50 victory over the Lady Texans at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum Thursday evening.

Hawks fall to No. 1 South Plains

February 24, 2012

For 37 minutes, the Howard College men's basketball team were able to hold onto hopes of upsetting the top junior college team in the nation.

In the final three minutes, however, South Plains College showed how it had attained such a lofty ranking.

The top-ranked Texans survived an early Howard blitz, then dominated the closing minutes to take a 72-70 win over the Hawks at Garrett Coliseum Thursday night.

Feb. 24 sports calendar

February 24, 2012

TODAY

Softball
Big Spring at West Texas Classic, Midland, TBA.
Coahoma at West Texas Classic, Midland, TBA.
Forsan at Lubbock Christian High School tournament, TBA.
Howard College at Temple Classic, TBA.

Baseball
Big Spring at Lubbock Cooper tournament, TBA.
Forsan at Albany tournament, TBA.

Boy’s basketball
Stanton vs. Childress, Class 2A area playoff, 6:30 p.m., Abernathy.
Grady vs. Petersburg, Class 1A Div. II area playoff, 6:30 p.m., Post.
Garden City vs. Fort Davis, Class 1A Div. II area playoff, 6:30 p.m., Imperial.

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